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A Clown with performing animals at the circus

Posted in Absurd, Actors, Anarchy, Animals, Children, Dance, Dogs, Historical articles, History, Music, Theatre on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Our superb picture is a brilliant depiction of the archetypal circus clown with red nose, unruly tufts of ginger hair and a dazzling costume in primary colours. He has two skilful and enchanting companions, his comical small dog and an accomplished performing seal. He is also blowing his own trumpet while his spirits are high.

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Clown at the circus

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 53

Posted in Anarchy, Architecture, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, Law, London, Politics, Royalty, The Illustrated Times, War on Monday, 16 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows Sunday rioters in Belgravia.

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The Sunday Riots in Belgravia by W M'Connell

The second picture shows Jhaia’s Pah at the mouth of the Waitara in New Zealand.

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The War in New Zealand, Jhaia's Pah at the Mouth of the Waitara

The third picture shows the torchlight reception of Prince Napoleon at Konigsberg.

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Torchlight Reception of Prince Napoleon at Konigsberg

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 95

Posted in Anarchy, Animals, Best pictures, Dogs, Historical articles, History, Music, Oddities, The Graphic, War, Weapons on Saturday, 14 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows improvised entertainment by soldiers in the Sudan.

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The Advance in the Soudan, Recreation after a Day's Work, a Smoking Concert at Wady Halfa by J Gulich

The second picture shows a terrorist bomb.

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One of the Infernal Machines by J R Brown

The third picture shows an elderly dog groomer in Rome.

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Rome, shaving Dogs on the Steps of the Trinita de' Monti by Basil Bradley

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 85

Posted in Anarchy, Best pictures, Exploration, games, Geography, Historical articles, History, Politics, Ships, The Graphic on Friday, 13 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows pool players in a Paris Cafe.

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Playing Pool in a Paris Cafe in Aid of the Territorial Liberation Fund by H Johnson

The second picture shows the crow’s nest on the Arctic Expedition’s ship.

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The Arctic Expedition, the "Crow's Nest" by S E Waller

The third picture shows Parisians at a barricade.

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The Paris Mob, a Barricade in Paris by A Boyd Houghton

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 53

Posted in Anarchy, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, The Graphic, Transport, Travel on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows rioters looting shops in Piccadilly.

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The rioting in the West End of London, 8 February 1886: Looting shops in Piccadilly

The second picture shows a Cab shelter.

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Newly-erected shelter and refreshment-house for cabmen

The third picture shows the magnificent Queen’s Hall, Langham Place, home to Henry Wood’s Promenade Concerts until it was bombed in the London Blitz.

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The Opening Concert at the Queen's Hall, Langham Place

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 49

Posted in Anarchy, Animals, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Religion, The Graphic on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows Beauty and the Beast.

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Sunday Afternoon at the Zoological Gardens, Beauty and the Beast by Percy Macquoid

The second picture shows Bloody Sunday, 1887.

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The Riot in Trafalgar Square

The third picture shows a windy day on the Clock Tower at Westminster.

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A Windy Day on the Clock Tower at Westminster by Paul Renouard

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Fires of Paris, 1871

Posted in Anarchy, Best pictures, Communism, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Politics, Revolution, War on Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The best pictures of the Fires of Paris which were set during the revolutionary Commune of 1871 are all dramatic images of the city during those momentous events.
The first picture shows the burning of the Tuileries.

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The Burning of the Tuileries

The second picture shows the Hotel de Ville ablaze.

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Hotel de Ville, 24 May 1871 by F Hoffbauer

The third picture shows the dead at the barricades as Paris burns.

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Paris, May, 1871

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The best pictures of Jack Cade’s Rebellion, 1450

Posted in Anarchy, Best pictures, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Revolution on Friday, 10 July 2015

The best pictures of Jack Cade’s rebellion show the chaos that thousands of rebels brought to London in the 15th century.
The first picture shows Jack Cade cutting the drawbridge ropes at the gateway to Old London Bridge.

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To avoid being trapped in the city by a raised drawbridge Cade cut the ropes, by William Francis Phillipps

The second picture of Jack Cade’s Rebellion shows Cade and his followers forcing their way across Old London Bridge.

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Jack Cade in a desperate fight to secure the Thames crossing by Clive Uptton

The third picture of Cade’s Rebellion shows the Battle of London Bridge.

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The Battle of London Bridge, 1450, by Peter Jackson

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The best pictures of the Peasants’ Revolt, 1381

Posted in Anarchy, Best pictures, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Revolution, Royalty on Friday, 10 July 2015

The best pictures of the Peasants’ Revolt show the rebels, their leader and King Richard II.
The first picture shows the rebels storming the entrance to Old London Bridge.

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The Peasant's Revolt reaches Old London Bridge by C L Doughty

The second picture shows the peasants attacking the Tower of London, urged on by their leader, Wat Tyler.

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The Peasant's Revolt reaches the Tower of London by Pat Nicolle

The third picture of the Peasant’s Revolt shows the boy-king Richard II quelling the rebels as the Mayor of London stabs to death the rebel leader, Wat Tyler.

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Richard II sees the murder of Wat Tyler by the Mayor of London, by John Millar Watt

Many more pictures of the Peasants’ Revolt can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Fall of the Roman Empire

Posted in Anarchy, Ancient History, Best pictures, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Invasions on Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The best pictures of the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West are colourful, dramatic and violent.
The first picture of the Fall of the Roman Empire shows the Barbarians toppling statues and plundering the city of Rome.

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The Fall of Rome by Ron Embleton

The second picture of the Roman Empire’s Fall shows Barbarians setting the city alight and plundering her wealth.

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Barbarians at the gate by Severino Baraldi

The third picture shows the Barbarians wreaking havoc and destruction in the mighty city of Rome.

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Barbarians invade Rome by Tancredi Scarpelli

Many more pictures of the Fall of the Roman Empire can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.